Last fall Partners With Ethiopia raised over $20,000 for FOVC’s Widow’s Hope Crops Project. Through this project 71 widows were given training, tools, improved seed and fertilizer. Because of the training and capital the women received, they were able to grow and harvest much more bountiful crops than in previous years, enabling them not only to feed their families a better diet, but also to generate income as they sold the excess produce in the market.
Tore is one of the beneficiary widows of the Crops Project. FOVC staff recently checked in with her and were delighted with what they discovered. Tore explained that she used to dream of sending her children to school, but could never afford to purchase the supplies they needed. She said that because her harvest was so good, her children are now able to attend school and have all the necessary scholastic materials. Tore was also able to purchase a cow with the income she received from selling her crops in the market. She is hoping to soon be running two of her own businesses; selling vegetables and breeding and selling livestock.
Way to go Tore, we are so proud of you! Thank you to all the generous donors who made this project possible.